Claire Dunne

Kingston upon Thames

24Good deeds

24runs

141cheers

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Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

Help with the garden at Searchlight

Tue 27 Jul 18:30 pm
Searchlight Centre , Kingston Rd, New Malden, KT3 3RX
Allow members of Mencap to use the garden and enjoy the space

Michelle at Searchlight/ Mencap has reached out for some Good help with the garden area.

She needs some assistance tidying and cutting grass at the Searchlight centre so the members of Mencap and those that use the community space can meet in small groups outside. The task will be weeding, cutting grass and general tidying of the area.

It maybe a bit more overgrown than we have seen in the past so a great before and after photo op maybe?

Don't forget the gloves

Michelle's number should you need on route is 07745814050

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Party
Westminster

GoodGym aid station at Asics London 10K

Sun 25 Jul 07:30 am
Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London, SW1A 2JH
Come and volunteer at the race, and get a place at another big race for FREE

We're back for a third time this July at the Asics London 10K in Westminster.

We’ll be operating the aid station along Victoria Embankment, across the river from the London Eye and County Hall. The task itself amounts to handing out water to sweltering runners whilst yelling encouragement in their faces - you’ll love it!

Here's a run report from the 2018 event and the 2019 one here to get a sense of what to expect.

So get your red shirt on, and come along and cheer-on the GoodGymmers competing in the race, help increase the visibility of GoodGym at this busy high-profile event, and get a little something for your trouble…

LimeLight Sports offer each GoodGym volunteer:

  • A free place on an upcoming LimeLight Sports race. That's the (postponed) Hackney Half this September, the Oxford Half in October, the Hackney Half in May 2022, or the next London 10K in a years time.

  • Breakfast on the day.

  • Loot. Historically there's always been branded merch assigned to volunteers at the start, and finishers shirts floating about at the end. TBC exactly what yet.

Details

Times: 7.30 – 1.30 (although we ordinarily get signed-off rather before this)

Getting there: Waterloo and Charing Cross mainlines, Westminster and Embankment Undergrounds are all nearby. Be aware some buses on the North side of the river will be on diversion because of the race.

If you want to be involved, please sign-up over on the LimeLight Sports volunteer portal HERE

Any questions please leave comment below, or get in touch on daniel@goodgym.org

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Claire Dunne went on a community mission
Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

Dugnad at the Kingston Environment Centre

Sat 29 May
Report written by Claire Dunne

What a lovely start to the bank holiday weekend with a community mission in the sun at the Kingston Environment Centre. There was a list of tasks for us to complete and we gave it a good go!

Rosanna worked in the garden sanding and painting a little bench while Claire and Silje tackled the front garden and the huge community flower bed. We weeded and swept the front and tackled trimming the grass and weeding the flowerbed.

We welcomed Silje to GoodGym and learnt that in Norway they call helping out the community ‘dugnad’.

It was great to hear how much the passers by appreciate the garden and thanks to our task owners for the tea and cookies.

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Claire Dunne went on a party
Party
Kingston upon Thames

3 is the magic number - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Tue 18 May
Report written by Jane Yelloly

Happy 3rd Birthday to GoodGym Kingston.

Wonderful to have a wee celebration tonight straight after the task for Mencap with you lovely people. A charming picnic party it was despite the rain with bubbles and birthday cake and everyone bringing something to make a fantastic spread. Extra thank you to Martel for the very impressive 'rose gold' balloon and to Michelle from Mencap for saving us from the rain with indoor facilities.

Also thank you to all the wonderful volunteer runners, task owners & supporters of GoodGym Kingston over the last 3 years, and here's to hopefully another successful bumper year to come.

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Claire Dunne went on a community mission
Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

Butter Knives Out: Weeding the Searchlight patio

Tue 18 May
Report written by Jassy Drakulic

It had been a while since weed been at Searchlight, and the patio was losing its battle against the weeds. Petra, Claire, Di, Jassy & Martel made a crack team to get the plants up and into the compost. The weather was working against us but we weathered the storm and rain made it easier to get the weeds up. Claire made the moss of the mission, ensuring every bit of green was taken up. Di didn't curb her enthusiasm for making the edges neat and tidy. Petra got swept away working the broom and before long the patio was looking smart and ready for action. Jane appeared with home-made brownies to start the party in celebration of Kingston GG's 3rd birthday, shortly followed by Rob, Mark and Freya. Thanks to Searchlight for hosting our celebrations!

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Party
Kingston upon Thames

GoodGym Kingston 3rd Birthday Party

Tue 18 May 19:30 pm
Guildhall, Kingston-upon-Thames, London, KT1 1EU
Lots of yummy food, drink and chat

GOODGYM KINGSTON TURNS 3 YEARS OLD ON TUESDAY 18TH MAY.

We will be celebrating directly after the task at Mencap's Searchlight Centre with a picnic in their garden from 7.30 pm...

We hope you can join the celebrations (even if you are not doing the task). Don't forget to bring some food and drink to share if you can! Decide what to bring here, so we don't all bring the same:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jjJF7jlN_-jHNLu3jj7SwywrLV3qRzYSSP-Yr1XakBE/edit?usp=sharing

Address: Searchlight Centre, New Malden KT3 3RX

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Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

Helping at the Kingston Environment Centre

Sat 29 May 10:30 am
Kingston Environment Centre , 1 Kingston Road, New Malden , KT3 3PE
Help clear the space for work, play and a cleaner environment in this great community centre

Helping KEC to stay on top of autumn at Kingston Environment Centre - https://kingstoneco.org.uk/who-we-are/

It's been a while since we visited but we have been asked if we could help with some physical tasks at this great community space.

Specifically mentioned was to assist with bags of compost that need moving out onto the island bed as well as lighter tasks including weeding containers and a good sweeping tidy.

There could be some painting of the dome structure but that is TBC.

Pam / Jean should be there to greet you and mobile for the morning in case you need it is 0776 2846 906

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Claire Dunne signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

Help with the garden at Searchlight

Tue 18 May 18:30 pm
Searchlight Centre , Kingston Rd, New Malden, KT3 3RX
Allow members of Mencap to use the garden in small groups

Michelle at Searchlight/ Mencap has reached out for some Good help with the garden area.

She needs some assistance tidying and cutting grass at the Searchlight centre so the members of Mencap can meet in small groups outside where it is safe and stop many being isolated at home. The task will be weeding, cutting grass and general tidying of the area.

It maybe a bit more overgrown than we have seen in the past so a great before and after photo op maybe?

Don't forget the gloves

Michelle's number should you need on route is 07745814050

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Claire Dunne signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

Painting the Holy Rail - If it rains then don't be brassed off!

Sat 8 May 10:30 am
St John the Evangelist, , Grove Ln, , Kingston upon Thames , KT1 2SU
Help to brighten up the look of a great community Kingston Church

We have helped at St. John the Evangelist before and they have asked if we would like to assist them again. They need hands to help finish paint the fence on the outside of the church.

Plenty of space for social distance as we work.

Should be a great upper body workout, some might say simply DIVINE!

Task owner will be Mark and if you need to contact him on the morning then 077307 99609 is the best number 😊

If it rains then plenty of brass to be polished and tidying indoors possible!

Bring any gloves you may wish to wear for yourself and a mask in case indoors happens

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Claire Dunne went on a training session
Training session
Kingston upon Thames

Thumbs up to you ....

Wed 24 Mar
Report written by Mark Barun

Well done giving this one a go!

It was super to see the smiley faces and the positive thumbs up. Some great scenic photos too so thanks for sharing - Bushy Park and Kew Gardens in the sunshine!!

Even a cockapoo got involved but of course he couldn't do thumbs up but wagging a tail counts all the same

Super training ; - )

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